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Movie Queen, Bar Harbor Collection

The Movie Queen Bar Harbor Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film called “Movie Queen,” made in Bar Harbor, Maine. It was produced as part of a local talent production and consists of a young woman arriving by boat, meeting local dignitaries, visiting the town’s businesses, followed by a short comedic kidnapping. The film

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Lapointe, Daniel Collection

The Daniel Lapointe Collection consists of a single 16 mm. film, “Movie Queen,” made ca. 1936 as part of a local talent production. The film consists of shots of the town’s businesses and people. The so-called movie queen is a local girl who visits business proprietors in and around Van Buren, obtaining goods and services

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Hollins, Mariette Collection

This Collection consists of 4 16mm films shot by Margaret May McGrew Hunter between 1928 to 1963. Margaret and her husband were missionaries from New Haven Connecticut. A majority of the footage was taken in England, California, and Hawaii and depicts family activities, a boar hunt and pig roast, fishing and parades.

Eustis, Gertrude Jane (Hay) Collection

Collection contains [Gertrude Jane Hay Eustis–home movies] showing family activities and events in and around New Jersey and the Boothbay Harbor area in Maine. Highlights of the collection include parades and family games, clam and lobster bakes, the Winter Harbor Ferry, Princeton football games, and scenes of New York City, including the George Washington Bridge

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Denny-Brown, Sheila Collection

Collection contains [Elizabeth Thompson Reed–home movies] of Hancock Point, Maine, summer activities such as tennis, sailing and swimming as well as winter campus scenes and a graduation. Collection also contains footage of the arrival of the Bar Harbor Express, a train meeting the ferry that ran between Hancock and Mt. Desert Island. See also Hancock

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Cochrane, Claire Collection

Claire Cochrane’s films of her husband, Cleland, and children, Jean and Cleland show her family at leisure as the children grow from infancy to maturity and include Jean’s graduation from Stoneleigh School, Greenfield, Ma, and subsequent marriage. The men go off to war and we see scenes at Camp Mead. Their summer vacations of swimming,

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Clark, Walter J. Collection

Collection contains [Walter J. Clark–home movies], a record of community activities and public spaces in and around Ellsworth, Maine, with some scenes of family activities and travel. The majority of the content depicts local events in Ellsworth, Maine, during the 1930s including fairs, parades, building construction and dedications, the Ellsworth fire of 1933, and prisoners

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Baldwin, Joan Thurber Collection

Collection includes fall scenes of Maine in Ogunquit and “Sea Mark,” filmed on Monhegan Island. “Some Glimpses of ‘Our Town’” spoofs the Thornton Wilder play. “The Face of Fall” is an anti-hunting drama, and “Just Golf” documents a golf game between Baldwin and a friend. “A Certain Xmas” portrays Christmas Day rituals. The collection also

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Pearson, Adelaide/Blue Hill Public Library Collection

Adelaide Pearson lived in Blue Hill, Maine, and founded Rowantrees Pottery (Blue Hill) still in operation. In 1921 she wrote a children’s book, “The Laughing Lion and Other Stories.” <a href=”http://www.archive.org/details/laughinglionothe00pear”>Archive.org</a>

Newport Historical Society Collection

Collection contains “Movie Queen,” a short production about a film star who arrives by train to her home in Newport, Maine. She tours the town and receives gifts from local merchants. The movie queen is kidnapped and then rescued. Scenes include a parade, streets and retail businesses, townspeople, and automobiles. Intertitles are included in the

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